The Hangover (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hangover (2009)



Critic Consensus: With a clever script and hilarious interplay among the cast, The Hangover nails just the right tone of raunchy humor, and the non-stop laughs overshadow any flaw.

Movie Info

A blowout Las Vegas bachelor party turns into a race against time when three hung-over groomsmen awaken after a night of drunken debauchery to find that the groom has gone missing, and attempt to get him to the alter in time for his wedding. In 48 hours, Doug is scheduled to walk down the aisle, effectively ending his reign as a rowdy bachelor. Realizing that this is their last blowout with their best friend, Doug's groomsmen organize a Sin City bachelor bash he'll never forget. The next morning, the groomsmen come to in their Caesar's Palace suite to find a tiger in the bathroom and a six-month-old baby tucked away in the closet. Unfortunately, Doug is nowhere to be found. With no memory of the previous night's transgressions and precious little time to spare, the trio sets out in a hazy attempt to retrace their steps and discover exactly where things went wrong. Will they find Doug in time to get him to the wedding back in Los Angeles, or will his bride experience the sharp sting of disappointment when she walks down the aisle to discover that her future husband is nowhere to be found? Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Heather Graham star in a rambunctious comedy from Old School director Todd Phillips. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R (for pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jon Lucas, Todd Phillips, Scott Moore
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 15, 2009
Box Office: $277.3M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Ken Jeong
as Mr. Chow
Mike Tyson
as Himself
Mike Epps
as Black Doug
Rob Riggle
as Officer Franklin
Cleo King
as Officer Garden
Matt Walsh
as Dr. Valsh
Ian Anthony Dale
as Chow's No. 1
Michael Li
as Chow's No. 2
Gillian Vigman
as Stephanie
Chuck Pacheco
as Hotel Guest at Valet
Jesse Erwin
as Hotel Valet
Dan Finnerty
as Wedding Singer
Keith Lyle
as Casino Dealer
Brody Stevens
as Officer Foltz
Todd Phillips
as Mr. Creepy
James Martin Kelly
as Police Clerk
Ken Flaherty
as Old Timer at Gas Sta...
Constance Broge
as Woman in Elevator
Sue Pierce
as Mini-Mart Cashier
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News & Interviews for The Hangover

Critic Reviews for The Hangover

All Critics (227) | Top Critics (42)

The galaxy Galifianakis is beaming in from is infinitely more fascinating than the one this film occupies, but his visits from Beserko World are more than worth it.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013

The kind of brilliant comedy that will have you gasping, laughing so hard you'll have tears in your eyes and rocking back in your chair from laughter.

Full Review… | May 25, 2013
Lyles' Movie Files

Just when you think things can't get any more farcical, they do: The Hangover is the Crank of comedy.

Full Review… | September 29, 2012

If the movie's gleeful rush into areas of questionable comedic taste occasionally raises an eyebrow here and there, the end sequence will sear them right off.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
American Profile

A younger generation is finding new stupid things to do underneath the desert sun.

Full Review… | August 26, 2011
East Bay Express

Starting on Monday, Coogan and Bryden share meals . . . and what passes for conversation. When they're not insufferable, they're boring

Full Review… | June 27, 2011
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Audience Reviews for The Hangover

Laughed throughout this whole movie. a great cast that just has a great time and you can see it. 5 stars easy!!

John Manard

Super Reviewer

What makes this hilarious comedy stand out is that it boasts all together well-developed characters, non-stop laughs from beginning to end and an absurd, unpredictable plot that should certainly make this movie be regarded in the years to come as a classic cult comedy.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

Very funny movie about the day after a batchelor party. Four friends go to Vegas for a batchelor party. They wake up the next day to find Mike Tyson's tiger in their hotel room, a baby boy, a missing tooth, someone got married (not the groom), a hospital wrist band and the groom is missing. They have to try to piece together the night before, to find the groom and get to the wedding on time. I love the police car scenes and the poker scenes. This movie is a bit like Dude, Where's My Car and Very Bad Things. Great cast. Stay on at the end to watch the snaps from the night before. Hilarious!

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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